Washington Huskies Basketball: Martin Breunig To Transfer


Nov 4, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies forward Martin Breunig (10) goes up for a layup during the game against the Seattle Pacific Falcons at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington defeated Seattle Pacific 77-60. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

In a press conference earlier this morning, Washington Huskies Head Coach, Lorenzo Romar, announced that forward Martin Breunig will be transferring. This has been speculated for some time now, but just became official today. There was no further news as to what schools the former 3-star recruit would look into.

After signing with Gary Williams and Maryland, Breunig soon asked for his release once the long-time Terps head coach retired. This re-opened his recruitment and he immediately started taking visits. Reportedly programs such as Florida, Michigan and Texas came calling, but it came down to South Florida and Washington for Breunig. He then, of course, became the fourth member of Lorenzo Romar’s 2011 recruiting class.

He joined Tony Wroten, Hikeem Stewart and Jernard Jarreau and a couple months later, Shawn Kemp Jr. This class, ranked No. 20 by ESPN, while young, has yet to produce any significant contributors other than Wroten and has already seen two of its players leave. It is far too early to call the class a disappointment, but none of the players has helped the Huskies regain their success of years’ previous.

Breunig came to campus somewhat of a mystery. Rivals, Scout and ESPN couldn’t agree on a rating for him, but the consensus was that he had a great deal of potential. Some expected him to turn into a star for the Huskies, while others simply watched him crumble. Romar seemingly loved what he brought to the table, as it wasn’t until his sophomore season that he stopped getting regular playing time, despite rarely producing.

Breunig scored a total of one point this season, coming in the first game against Loyala (MD). He did not play in 39 games and scored in only 13 in his time as a Husky. He was known for being the guy that was pushed around the pre-game huddle. And most importantly, he now opens up an extra scholarship for Romar to use on a certain five-star forward or four-star guard.